WANT YOUR VEINS TREATED?

Modern Vein treatments are done in the office, minimally invasive, no vein strippings, no painful saline injections. Multiple therapies are customized to your needs.

DON'T WORRY, COME IN

Start with a free vein screening where we just talk to you, imagine that? We show you a video of some treatment options, tell you if you will need an ultrasound scan for diagnosis, vein treatment mapping. and possible hoops to jump if you are trying to meet insurance guidelines and restrictions…..or schedule you for cosmetic injections, if that is all you need.

We will teach you about compression stockings and socks that are medically good for your circulation and van prevent Blood clots that are genetically influenced and by prolonged travelling, sitting, standing, well just life! We carry compression garments in the office and we are all registered “hose fitters,” yes they should be fitted. If we don’t have your size, we order with a credit card or cash or flexible spending and ship to your home.

So stop worrying. We are great with verbal anesthesia with our MD, RN, MA staff to hold hands, order Valium if necessary for medical treatments, topical anesthetics, local anesthetics, or a cute squeeze ball for good measure. We listen intently to your needs.

There are new FDA treatments that have just come out and we are excited to teach you about that too- a new Glue called VenaSeal that requires no compression stockings after treatment- if you qualify by ultrasound scan and our MD diagnosis.

Call us today 480-775-8460 and schedule your first step to healthy legs! Sincerely Submitted, Terri Morrison RN, BS Co-Founder MorrisonVein Institute

 

 

 

 

 

“ Higher patient satisfaction = more time with patient and better solutions.”

Venous patients come to see a doctor about their veins for many reasons:

  • Cosmetic or surface veins may bring them for a consult because they are embarrassed to wear clothing that reveals them to others.

  • “Veins are inherited” many women say that their Mom, Dad, Grandparents had “awful legs” and they don’t want to get that way…

  • “Veins Hurt” and many doctors or family members haven’t believed them. They are told it is a “natural part of aging”, the symptoms are all in their head, “everyone’s legs hurt” when they stand at their job, restless legs are inherited but not related to their veins, and even worse they didn’t know that deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and multiple miscarriages could be related to their thrombophilia and vein disease and could have been prevented in so many with preventative treatments and compression stockings.

  • Varicose veins and spider vein treatments have improved over the last 15-20 years. They heard horror stories about vein stripping and painful saline injections.  They saw people suffer with recurrences even after stripping and injections and didn’t know why? Who should they pick and what therapy should they have?

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  • Vein ruptures: the typical one is a women hits a fragile vein while shaving, or a man knocks against a vein with lifting at a job and the result is dramatic at first and they usually seek attention right away.

    PATIENTS MUST THEN FIND A VEIN DOCTOR, A PHLEBOLOGIST WHO HAS EXPERIENCE IN ALL TREATMENT MODALITIES:

  • RADIO-FREQUENCY OR LASER ABLATION TECHNIQUES WITH HEAT

  • CHEMICAL ABLATION USING FOAM SCLEROTHERAPY FOR ULTRASOUND GUIDED TREATMENT OF THE REMAINING REFLUXING VEINS AFTER SAPHENOUS VEIN CLOSURES

  • VENASEAL, CYANOACRYLATE ADHESIVE WHICH REQUIRES NO HEAT, NOR LOCAL TUMESCENT ANESTHESIA 

  • SURFACE VEIN SCLEROTHERAPY USING FDA APPROVED MEDICINES CALLED ASCLERA OR STS ( SODIUM TETRADECHOL SULFATE) OR VARISOLVE FOAM FOR SPIDER VEINS, TELENGECTASIAS, VENULECTASIAS THAT COULD RUPTURE, AS MENTIONED ABOVE.
  • AMBUALTORY PHELBECTOMY: MICROSURGERY DONE IN OFFICE TO REMOVE BULGING SKIN VEINS INSTEAD OF JUST INJECTING THEM OR LEAVING THEM, FAR WORSE.
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    NOW ALL THESE PATIENTS NEED AN EXAMINATION FIRST WITH SPECIFIC VENOUS ULTRASOUND BY A VEIN SPECIALIST RVT OR RVPh (Medical doctor)

    THEN THE PROCESS OF TEACHING ABOUT ALL THE THERAPIES AVAILABLE AND THOSE THAT ARE UNIQUE TO THE PATIENT.

  • THIS IS WHERE THE REAL TALENTS OF THE PRACTICE COME IN BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO TELL THE PATIENT WHAT IS NEEDED AND THEN TELL THEM WHAT THEIR INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL ALLOW OR WILL NOT!

  •  4-6 HOURS OF TEACHING AND HAND HOLDING FOR THE PATIENTS, BEGINS WITH HOURS OF WORK TO SEE IF INSURANCE IS EVEN AN OPTION AND IF NOT WHAT ELSE??

    SO MY ENDING IS: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN VEIN CLINICS AND WE WANT OUR PUBLIC TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE THAT EXPERIENCE MAKES, COMBINED WITH A REMARKABLE TEAM OF RNS AND PATIENT ADVOCATES WHO WILL WALK VEIN PATIENTS THROUGH THE FIRST, SECOND, THIRD PART OF VEIN CARE AND REMAIN WITH THEM THROUGH THE JOURNEY OF GENETIC VEIN DISEASE WITH A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO HEALTHY LEGS!

    COME TALK TO US @MORRISONVEIN 480-775-8460

    INFO@MORRISONVEIN.COM

Get your veins treated before weight loss

Varicose Veins need treatment

Four reasons to treat vein disorders before starting a weight-loss program

About one-third of the American population is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The New Year often finds many people wanting to reverse that trend. Gym memberships skyrocket and many millions of Americans are starting new exercise programs as we speak.

But for the millions of people with varicose veins, phlebitis, thrombosis or other vein disorders, taking on a weight-loss program brings its own unique challenges. Here are five reasons why treating vein problems before you begin a weight-loss program could help you achieve even better outcomes.

Less fatigue

Having achy legs that feel heavy can be a barrier to any exercise routine. Those with vein disorders often battle leg fatigue when just walking around their neighborhood, and sticking to an exercise routine could feel like trying to accomplish the impossible.

“Vein disease can really put you behind the curve when starting a program. With your legs feeling lighter and stronger after treatment, it can be a big step in the right direction,” said Terri Morrison, R.N. and co-founder of Morrison Vein Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz. Morrison is also a patient educator.

Better exercise:  It’s a common misunderstanding that problem veins will simply go away with exercise. They won’t. And while the circulatory system, overall, can indeed benefit from exercise, not all exercises are created equal when it comes to vein health.

Weightlifting, for example, can put a strain on veins; and running, while it’s great for vein health in general, can be damaging when done on the wrong surface. Knowing the best weightlifting techniques and where to run before you start a weight-loss program can be addressed in a vein consultation and after treatment.

“Our patients come to us for treatment options, but giving them guidance on which exercises to do and which ones to avoid, we think, can be even more important than the treatment itself,” Morrison added.

Venous Ultrasound exam can help to detect dangerous blood clots like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), which could lead to a Pulmonary Embolism (PE), or a clot that breaks free from a deep vein and enters an artery. This condition can be life threatening. Between 60,000 and 100,000 people die from PE every year. Knowing if you have DVT before starting an exercise program could be life saving information.

Treatment recovery, compression-wear

With surgical vein treatments like the Foam sclerotherapy, Varithena, or endovenous laser ablation, not only are the they fast and minimally invasive, recovery is much quicker. In the days following treatment, compression socks and a walking regimen are encouraged. It can be the best way to safely start a weight-loss program and help you avoid early injury or burnout.

Diet boost

Blood Clot Risks

Venous reflux is an inherited disease which involves backward flow of blood and subsequent pooling of blood in the leg veins with prolonged sitting and standing. This can lead to varicose veins, leg swelling and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Blood is meant to flow; if it becomes stagnant there is a potential for it to clot. The blood in veins is constantly forming microscopic clots that are routinely broken down by the body. If the balance of clot formation and blood movement is disrupted, significant clotting can occur. People who sit or stand for long periods of time experience decreased leg muscle activity which slows blood flow in the leg. Prolonged travel increases the risk of clotting. Working at a desk also increases someones risk level. Other contributing factors to consider include: vein disease, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, being overweight, pregnancy, recent surgery, and/or blood clotting disorders. Seek help from a Phlebologist if you are at risk for a blood clot. If you think you may have a current blood clot, go to the Emergency room immediately. The trip may save your life.

Saline vs. Polidocanol for Vein Injections

Dr Morrison states, “An article appeared in one of our scientific journals recently comparing Polidocanol (the most commonly-used sclerotherapy agent here at the Morrison Vein Institute) with hypertonic saline for spider and surface veins. The conclusion was that while both medications are effective, there are significantly fewer ulcerations (skin sores) that occur with Polidocanol than with saline – something the Morrison Vein Institute has been aware of for 15 years.”

Compression Stockings, NOT Ted Hose

Many people think of the old gross ted hose, when I mention compression stockings. Most people cringe at the thought of having to wear those ugly things, because they are thinking of ted hose not the new version of compression stockings. Ted hose are usually a tan color and are used for people that have to be in bed for prolonged period of time.
Compression stockings or support hose are now made for everyone and are for everyday use while you are standing/sitting/walking. They come in knee highs, thigh highs, panty hose, leggings, and even athletic recovery socks.Fashionable leggings with compression

Morrison Vein Institute sells compression stockings in every color you can imagine, including red, purple, yellow, jean etc. We also have the athletic recovery socks and sleeves you now see avid runners wearing everyday. We have custom hose fitters that can measure you and fit you for compression stockings in our Tempe and Scottsdale offices. Call for an appointment 480-860-6455.

Athletic Recovery socks for men and women

Got Varicose Veins? Come in for Consultation

Do you have veins on your legs that you are concerned about? If you have symptoms such as spider veins, varicose veins, swollen feet and ankles, leg heaviness or restless legs, you should seek help from a Phlebologist, a doctor who specializes in veins. At Morrison Vein Institute, veins are our life, as we have specialized in only that for over 16 years. Dr Morrison, co-founder of Morrison Vein Institute, is a world-renowned Phlebology expert. You will find our physicians’ combined century of experience very valuable when it comes to your leg health. Come in for a consultation and find out how we can treat your varicose veins, spider veins, and vein disease in our office, not in a hospital.

During your initial consultation, a RN trained in Phlebology, will determine whether your veins are cosmetic or medical, and teach you why you have veins in the first place. Morrison Vein Institute will guide you through necessary steps to maintain long-term outcomes for healthy legs. Our expert staff will teach you about vein disease, state-of-the-art treatments for your unique situation, and how to prevent missteps. With the right information, you can make the right choice! The consultation is only $25, why wouldn’t you come in?

Coupon for Compression Stockings

At Morrison Vein Institute, we teach our patients about healthy vein practices they can do everyday at home. Wearing compression stockings is one of them. So, we e-mailed our patients a coupon for compression stockings to keep their legs healthy. I thought I would provide the link here, so you can take advantage of this too. http://alturl.com/ucjao

Compression stockings, or support socks come in all sorts of sizes, brands, colors, and styles for men and women. You don’t have to wear your grandmother’s ted hose anymore, or the ugly ones they sell at the drug store. We have support stockings to fit every shape and size @morrisonvein.